Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Don't forget YOU in your pages! - Back to School, Old School

Another layout I completed last weekend was based on the September Challenge over at Scraps of ColorThe challenge was to scrap BACK TO SCHOOL...OLD SCHOOL!   And...we don't mean your kids...we mean YOU!  The layout was to include: one or more of my school pictures from any grade, have at least one cardstock and two patterned papers, a journaling block, and shabby chic techniques (anything to age the layout...inking, tattered edges, old lace, etc.). The layout had to be new as of September 8th. This is the first time in ten years of scrapbooking that I did a layout containing old photos of me.

If you've been following my blog (and thank you to all of you who do!) you know that I am "patterned-paper challenged." So, I turned to my recently acquired DCWV Hittin' the Books stack. Using the stack made matching up pattern-paper easy peasy! For my shabby chic technique, no exciting stuff there...I just inked around the edges of my paper. I originally numbered my photos with glaze pens, using white on the dark corners, and black on the light corners. I didn't like the way it looked...kind of after-thought I found some stickers, punched some small circles and adhered them to my pictures.

Lessons learned this time around? DCWV paper stacks and other coordinating paper lines are a must have for those who are patterned-paper challenged! They are on sale at Joann's at 40% to 50% off more often than not. Boo boo's can always be fixed...just think outside the box! And finally, when scrapbooking, don't forget to capture your "early years" in your pages. Your family will love looking at them and seeing what you were like way back when. Thanks for looking!